Fiber reached more than 1.4 million U.S. commercial buildings and data centers by the end of 2022, according to Vertical Systems Group’s ENS @Fiber research service. However, that number represents only about 28% of total U.S. commercial sites, according to the market research firm.
All cable suppliers say that if you want a long-term warranty on your installation, #certification is required. There are other benefits for you as the installer, too: protection in case of disputes, quality control, even your reputation among your customers and the competition. Let’s look at the value of certification for your projects in different situations.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some approaches data centers can take to handle the transition from their legacy fiber configurations to newer designs that will place them on a path to 1.6T and beyond, or to those next-generation applications, for their capacity needs.
Now available on demand. This one hour webinar covers multifiber connectivity with a specific focus on data center networks. Jennifer Cline (US Conec) will address VSS Multi-Fiber Connectivity; Ken Hall (CommScope) will present on Designing a Dynamic Data Center Fiber-optic Network; and Jim Davis (Fluke Networks) will discuss Testing Tools & Techniques for Multi-Fiber Cabling Systems.
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The transformation from traditional structures to smart buildings is reshaping the domain of facilities management. With a projection of 150%+ increase in the number of smart buildings worldwide, climbing from 45 million to 115 million in just five years, the impact of this shift is bound to be significant. Smart buildings provide a 360-degree view of a building’s operations, aiding in predictive maintenance, standards compliance, enhancing occupant experience and improving sustainability. However, the question remains: Are smart buildings a boon or a bane for facilities management?.
As the TIA TR-60 ICT Lifecycle Management Standards are introduced into IT and ICT workstreams, this new Day 2 thinking may not be intuitive to some professionals in areas like HR, Governance, Supply Chain and Security. This webinar, presented by Jerry Bowman TR-60 Chair and David Cuthbertson TR-60.B Subcommittee Chair will introduce the listener to some of the business problems that TR-60 will solve, and provide guidance on the use case for the thirty (30) standards as they’re released. The webinar will also provide some examples of the planned TR-60 technology management benchmarking system to allow technology stakeholders to set performance objectives and measure achievement of them. Benchmarking is vital to finding areas of opportunity to monitor, improve and empower every internal and outsourced IT department resulting in the right processes and overall productivity, which all drive revenue. The TR-60 TSB webinar will introduce the concepts, desired outcomes and some early prescriptive guidance on how to use TR-60 to achieve them. #supplychainmanagement #TR-60 #TIAstandards #ITgovernance
Market forces and once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunities are driving the deployment of fiber broadband nationwide. In early 2020, the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) allocated $20.4 billion in funding over ten years to support developing broadband networks in rural communities. Then on November 15, 2021, the Biden Administration signed the significant $65 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, including the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program that sets aside more than $42 billion for constructing these networks with a priority on covering unserved and underserved locations.
Despite demand and funding, the industry faces a lack of skilled labor that threatens to slow rollouts and adversely impact fiber network performance and reliability. Read the full article at: http://www.cablinginstall.com
Artificial intelligence isn’t likely to replace the jobs of cabling-system designers and installers. But it could help map out optimum cable routes, and undoubtedly will mean more bits and bytes flying through data centers. Read the full article at: http://www.cablinginstall.com
The pandemic’s massive, unplanned experiment proved that only those with high-speed internet could really participate in our society as it works today. It’s as critical as electricity.
The 80% of Americans who don’t have access to fiber broadband got left behind. It’s not OK to let that digital divide persist, to accept having a “less than” population.